The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system uses a camera located between the windshield and rearview mirror to alert you when it determines that your RLX may collide with a vehicle detected in front of it. If your vehicle speed is above 10 mph and the system determines a collision is possible, it warns you with audible alerts and a flashing amber “BRAKE” warning light on the Multi-Information Display.
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Designed to help reduce the likelihood of a potential collision, the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with heads-up warning alerts the driver and can take steps to help mitigate the severity of a frontal collision if the system determines a collision to be unavoidable.
More news from everyone’s favorite hybrid sports car. Acura’s NSX principal designer Jun Goto told Autocar “We are looking at the convertible… but we have a long way to go with it.”
Goto wasn’t allowed to mention if the new NSX convertible will be a soft top or a retractable hardtop. However, there is speculation that the upcoming convertible NSX will be a full roadster and not a targa model like the previous generation of the NSX. Goto goes on to tell Autocar that the production car is actually completely different from the concept car. “The production car is larger in every direction than the concept but it looks almost exactly the same. At least 95 per cent of the exterior styling will be carried over to the production car.” The interior will be slightly changed as well. Unlike most concept cars the interior on the NSX isn’t going to be “dulled” down for production but rather “jazzed” up. Interior designer Yuki Inamori said “We want to offer the customer something even more exciting than what you see here (referring to the concept model).” The final release of the production NSX has yet to be released. Honda is trying to get it ready in time for the Detroit motor show in January 2015.
This is going to be our first FAQ about Acura technology. We will outline the basic functionality as well as provide a brief overview on how use the feature. We will start off with Adaptive cruise control what it is and how it’s used. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow gives you the option of maintaining a set distance from a vehicle directly in front of you. It allows the convenience of cruise control to be used even when there is light traffic around you. While cruising, engage the ACC, and the system will prompt you to select a short, medium or long interval from the vehicle ahead. ACC will hold it, even as the vehicle comes to a stop, modulating the throttle and applying moderate braking when necessary. As the forward vehicle starts again from a stop, a tap on the throttle will re-engage the ACC automatically. ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not to be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision.
The 2014 Acura RDX has earned a 2014 ALG Residual Value Award and has been named a “Best Buy” in the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV category by Consumer Guide.
The 20 14 Acura RDX has earned a 2014 ALG Residual Value Award by delivering the highest projected three-year resale value of any vehicle in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle category. According to ALG, the award also recognizes exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability and long-tem reliability of the RDX. As the leading provider of residual value information to the automotive industry, ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards honor the vehicles in each industry segment that ALG predicts will retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period. ALG determines the winners of its Residual Value Awards through careful study of the competition in each segment, historical performance and industry trends. Further, ALG’s residual value forecasts are based on key factors including: vehicle quality, production levels relative to demand, and pricing strategies.
The 2014 Acura RDX has been named a “Best Buy” in the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV category by Consumer Guide. The award is given to vehicles that provide superior design and engineering, and deliver what consumers want better than their category competitors. Consumer Guide judges vehicles based on a variety of objective factors including price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy ratings, reliability records and resale value. The editors drive the vehicles the way consumers normally would, on highways, city streets, rural roads, long trips and for simple daily errands.
After much speculation Honda finally unveiled the 2015 NSX’s V6, except with a twist; Honda has mounted a pair of turbo chargers into the mix. Hoping to compete with the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C with a Porsche 911 price tag should make for a very interesting car.
Acura wouldn’t confirm any details or specs on their new platform other than the engine will be unique to the NSX and isn’t simply an RLX motor with two turbochargers. At a quick glance you’re able to tell the V6 is just shy of 90 degrees not a traditional 60 degree V6 Honda is known for. It also seems to use a dry-sump and employs Honda’s new direct injection technology.
One of the major changes on the new NSX is the engine layout. Unlike the original “transverse” layout the new NSX will utilize a “longitudinal” layout. The new NSX retains the front mounted electric motors that will drive the front wheels independently of one another, as well as a third electric motor that is integrated into the transaxle. Acura has stated it will be a dual-clutch unit although they won’t confirm the number of gears.
Most of the details regarding the NSX still haven’t been released. Honda has stated that the new drivetrain changes will not change the release date of 2015.
It’s becoming a frequent questions inside our dealership, why should I get a certified pre-owned over a non certified pre-owned Acura? Well here is a brief overview of what the certification process includes:
Each vehicle is reconditioned, inside and out, to create a certified luxury ownership experience. All vehicles are under six years old with less than 80,000 miles and have a 12-month/12,000-mile Certified Limited Warranty. Each vehicle must also pass a 150-point vehicle inspection and is covered by an extensive Roadside Assistance program.
Every vehicle must pass stringent measures before it can become a Certified Pre-Owned Acura. Only well-maintained, late-model Acura vehicles are considered, and each one must pass a comprehensive 150-point inspection and a Vehicle History Report review. Virtually every mechanical system-from the engine to the door locks-is checked and serviced to meet precise specifications, and a thorough appearance inspection scrutinizes fit and finish-inside and out-to ensure that every vehicle upholds the luxury and sophistication of the Acura name. The Acura Dealership technicians also inspect all placements of the Vehicle Identification Number to ensure that the VIN plates match. In addition, the VIN is researched for open service campaigns.
Each Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a full set of required manuals and documentation. Our inspection checklist ensures each manual is placed in the glove box or provided at delivery.
- Owner’s Manual
- New Car Warranty Manual
- Certified Warranty booklet
- CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ (full history / title check report)
- Copy of 150-point inspection checklist (once completed)
- Radio security code
- Navigation code (if applicable)
- Maintenance Journal